07th Aug2011

Wildebeest Migration Drama in Maasai Mara

by Owich

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Wildebeest

Kenya has the best place to see the wildebeest drama in Maasai Mara. The wildebeest also known as the herd of God have a unique body physique, they are heavily built with massive heads and wild manes  with frontal shoulders, chest and a slender posterior with thin legs.

Wildebeest Migration Drama in Maasai Mara

The Maasai Mara ecosystem is unique and the wildebeest migration is the eighth wonder of the world. The Mara supports one of the greatest biodiversity on earth. During   the wildebeest migration, tourists watch the animals cross the Mara River from Ngorongoro Conservation in search of water and greener pasture in the Mara.

Guests should time their trip in order for it to coincide with the migration even though bookings need to be made earlier to avoid disappointments. One can enjoy hot air balloons during the day to experience the wonderful Mara landscape on an aerial view, night game drives can also be arranged.

Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras move South from the Northern hills of the Mara to the Southern plains for short rains every October and November season.  They then move West and North after long rains in April, May and June.

It is amazing to see how daring these animals are not even the crocodile infested river can hold them back.   They travel through variety of parks, reserves and protected areas in search of pastures to feed on.

How to Experience Wildebeest Migration in Maasai Mara

The wildebeest drama can be viewed from different destinations with  different forms of vegetation and landscape both in Maasai Mara and Serengeti ecosystems.

Tourist should carry cameras to capture these glorious images of the largest animal showdown on planet earth. It is fascinating to watch how predators like lions and cheetahs follow them waiting for an opportunity to strike. Crocodiles also lie deep in the murky waters waiting to pounce

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Mara Hot Air Balloon Experience

Wildebeest Migration in Maasai Mara: Travel, Bookings and Accommodation

Travel: One can use daily flights from Nairobi, Mombasa  Diani Beach to Maasai Mara and experience this great spectacle.

Bookings and accommodation: There are excellent places where people can stay like Mara Sopa Lodge, Mara Serena Lodge, David Livingstone, Keekorok Lodge, Ilkeliani Camp, Governor II Moran tented camps and Mara hippo safari lodge.

The experience is one that will leave you with constant desire to come back to Kenya. There are several  great National Parks and wildlife reserves that will increase your experience in Kenya besides the Wildebeest Migration in Maasai Mara.